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Trader Vic's

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Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 5646
12:00 - 02:00
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this place. I've been there many times with friends and alone. It has outdoor and indoor sitting. Lovely Latin American music, salsa dancing and nice place itself. They have really nice food. I love the Singapore noodles, crab salad and cheese balls, also tuna tempura is good! They have many cocktails with rum and other Latin American... More 

Thank Angelina S
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant always have nice cocktail, the chateau Briand is very delicious!!!!! Ambience is nice. At entrance foyer outdoor seating is another restaurant burger n steak....confusing.

Thank Hellen T
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place for the first time and liked the duck meal- cocktails are also nice and the surroundings too but that's about it -service is bad and they are so slow - we ordered drinks and the person who took our order forgot. Even getting the menu wasn't easy - we hope things get different for other customers...

Thank 790redricka
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recently relocated to Dubai, UAE for work , I had the pleasure of being accompanied by a romantic date at Trader Vic's Restaurant , in the Madinat Jumeirah. You drive in to the valet parking in which you may park complimentary for 2 hours then after the two hours a small fee is assessed. The parking attendants will advise... More 

Thank Passiondiverone
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually go a lot to this place and site at the bar, the band is really Nice and the drinks are good,i like the whole thing. Yesterday decided to go for dinner and sit at the tables indoors, although the food was good, the service was really bad. Drinks were taking a long time to go to the table... More 

Thank CristianeGiamas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing great reviews of this restaurant, I decided to give it a go when my grand parents came to town. It did not disappoint, the food was tasty and the additional touch of it being cooked in front of us I knew impressed my guests! The madinat is a beautiful place to visit and this is perfect restaurant to... More 

Thank Catherine Y
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820 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enticed in by the tropical island-theme decor, we ordered four mains (prawns, seabass, duck pancakes, curry) which were all extremely sumptuous. Admittedly, we had a voucher for 2-4-1 so the final price was extremely reasonable.

Thank Swedishtomcat
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always come to Trader Vic's for happy hour and dinner when in Dubai. Book a table outside if you want a quieter table by the waterside or inside for a livelier time. If you like a bit of display cooking at your table choose the flambé beef - you won't regret it!

Thank Jalpa171
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was highly recommended by a friend and was not disappointed. Great location and setting with fantastic food and cocktails that is reasonably priced, especially happy hours 6-8pm.

Thank Frances S
United Kingdom
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite bars in Dubai. Old faithful. Can't go wrong here anytime of the day with such lovely grounds around you, the waterway, outdoor seating. The drinks are phenomenal and are yet to be beaten anywhere in Dubai. Stood the test of time. Thursday and Friday nights are a bit mad and have since ceased and desisted from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 366 5646
Trader Vic Madinat, winner of "Best Bar Food" by Time Out Dubai in 2010, offers a true escape with its Cuban band, beautiful decor and waterfront location at the Madinat Jumeirah, featuring Mai Tai terrace for outdoor lounging. Trader Vic"s offers an exotic ambiance with international specialities and world famous tropical cocktails from noon to late evening. The home of the original Mai Tai and pioneer of Fusion cooking and Wood fired Chinese oven specialities promises a treat for all tastes and occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?